January 15, 2018


Data backup and recovery software: 2017 Products of the Year finalists

The backup and disaster recovery software and services finalists include established vendors and newer entrants, offering a wide range of protection across platforms.

The seven finalists in the data backup and recovery software and services category for Storage magazine and SearchStorage's 2017 Storage Products of the Year competition include several big players and reflect some major trends in the market.

As it has the last few years, the cloud played a big role in the top backup and recovery software products. But customers are looking for data protection across multiple platforms, so physical and virtual backup and recovery were important as well. Some of the finalist products scored the triple play of physical, virtual and cloud support.

Object storage is another trend reflected among the finalists, as several products featured object storage support. Surprisingly, only one finalist made ransomware protection a top priority. That capability should become more common in the years ahead.

The data backup and recovery software and services category covers backup and recovery software, cloud backup and recovery services, and on-premises backup and disaster recovery, snapshotting, replication and archiving products.

Acronis Storage 2

Acronis Storage 2 is a software-defined storage product that includes Acronis CloudRAID for data protection and Acronis Notary with blockchain technology to authenticate objects. It provides object storage geo-replication for improved data protection and security. Acronis Storage 2 is integrated with the vendor's data protection and management suite.

Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline 8.0

Actifio, a copy data management leader, goes deeper into object storage and the cloud with version 8.0 of its Virtual Data Pipeline. The OnVault feature allows incremental forever backup to object storage systems and provides instant access to backups stored on object storage. Actifio Cloud Mobility delivers instant recovery of physical and virtual machines to any VMware or Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Read full article: http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/news/450432594/Data-backup-and-recovery-software-2017-Products-of-the-Year-finalists